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Chinese Medicines for ESRD (End-stage Renal Disease)—Part 2

2012-11-18 08:27

These two articles is a detailed introduction of Chinese medicine for ESRD, if you missed Chinese Medicines for ESRD (End-stage Renal Disease)—Part 1, please find it here.

Chinese acupoint application

Acupuncture and moxibustion is widely accepted overseas, which Chinese acupoint application for ESRD adopts the very same theory. Differenceis by this therapy, Chinese rhubarb, the root of red-rooted salvia, herbaleonuri, the seed of Job's tears and Ligusticum wallichii etc. are processed to powder. Those medicines will be somehow posted on kidney shu and guanyuan (name of two acupoints). By penetrating through skin, those medicines take effect to acupoints, for instance, warming the kidneys, activating collaterals, diuretics and removing metabolic products andtoxins. This Chinese acupoint therapy applies in clinic widely, and avoids stimulating gastrointestinal reaction.

Medicated bath

Certain Chinese medicines will be adopted such as ephedra sinica Stapf,cassia twig, notopterygium root, the root of red-rooted salvia, flowers carthami, Ligusticum wallichii and Asarum sieboldi Mig etc. With the aid of bath water, active pharmaceutical ingredients could act on skin directly. When the patients with ESRD take medicated bath, their skin angiotelectasis promotes the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid. Due to the patients’ kidneys have been impaired seriously, so the medicated bath is kind of helping reducing the heavy burden for damaged kidneys. After taking medicated bath, some of the ESRD patients may experience increased urine output, decreased edema and promoted immunity. Clinical research reveals that ephedra is able to improve renal blood flow, and safflower carthamus promote blood circulation and diuretics. Nausea and vomiting get greatly relieved and urea nitrogen or creatinine will be eliminated from blood. Therefore, medicated bath is also regarded as skin dialysis.

Dietary therapy

Protein is metabolized inside the body even one suffers from ESRD. Of course, lots of toxins and harmful substances are produced accordingly. Hence, consuming right amount of protein matters. Eating foods rightly could reduce the production of urea nitrogen and creatinine. By doing so to alleviate the burden of kidney function. Kelp, mushrooms, beans, oranges, spinach and banana that contain high potassium should be avoided.

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